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7 May 2021

Alcohol-specific deaths in England & Wales

Office for National Statistics provisional data for England & Wales reveal 7,423 deaths from alcohol-specific causes registered in 2020, a 19.6% rise on 2019 (6,209 deaths) – and the highest annual total since records started in 2001. See also: comments

Wales: substance misuse statistics 2013-2020

The welsh government’s StatsWales has published data on clients seen at drug and alcohol treatment agencies: quarterly activity, case closures by reason for closure and the time between referral and start of treatment. This coincides with Wales’ alcohol deaths highest for

Urgent action needed after alcohol deaths

Alcohol-specific deaths have risen, perhaps due to Covid. Staff in alcohol treatment services are on the verge of exhaustion. They provided services during the pandemic but, with increasing demand and insecure reducing funding, we face a perfect storm, Alcohol Change

Psychosocial interventions for reducing parental substance misuse

Newcastle University found moderate‐quality evidence that psychosocial interventions can reduce the frequency of parental alcohol misuse than comparison conditions at 6‐month and 12‐month follow‐up – and a significant reduction in frequency of alcohol use at 12 months.

Reducing the stigma of recovery: Anthony Hopkins

Actor Anthony Hopkins opens up publicly about his alcohol addiction and crippling self-doubt. DB Recovery+ News adds: he was inspirational in our editor’s first years of recovery and quietly helps others into recovery.

Drug users flock to Scotland’s first cannabis clinic

Sapphire Medical Clinics claimed that 500 patients sought treatment at its Stirling office in its 1st week of opening – as ‘Accidental’ boom in cannabis products could see annual sales hit £690million.

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